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Thomas A’Becket and High Street

Thomas A'Becket and High Street
Thomas A’Becket and High Street map

The Thomas A’Becket and High Street Conservation Area is situated at the northern end of the Old Kent Road and extends from the former Thomas A’Becket pub to the Peabody Estate at the junction with Mandela Way. A sub-area of the proposed conservation area extends to the west along East Street and includes a historic residential quarter around Surrey Square.

It's a good example of a traditional high street, with 18th and 19th century townhouses, extended at ground floor to the back of footpath with retail shop units. It retains architectural remnants of a busy town centre on a major thoroughfare with a number of public houses, cinemas, fire station and department stores remaining in architectural form, albeit with new uses. It includes traditional 19th century terraces and mansion blocks built by local developers and philanthropists.

Thomas A'Becket and High Street Conservation Area Appraisal 2 November 2021 (pdf, 4.6mb)

Page last updated: 11 November 2021

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